Is it just me or does anyone else wonder why men who love men are called “gay”? If I understand the English language, right this word also means “happy”. Now I do know some men who love men who seem to be continuously happy but considering their “outlawed” lives for many decades and the abuse and bullying they still have to put up with, I cannot see anything “gay” or “happy” in it.
But that’s just a side note. When I was 20, I went to Berlin to do a gap year in a home for disabled children. We had a meeting every month with the organisers of the gap year and at one of the first meetings we were to experience “disability” ourselves. I was chosen to be blind and got blindfolded and then let outside the building with a guide at my side. That was one of the scariest experiences in my life. But it also gave me a little insight into what it might mean to lose one of my senses.
It opens your mind to the experience the life the other person has and makes you a little more understanding. I believe “understanding” someone is a form of love as it tries to take the other person for who they are and not for whom I think they should be.
Yes, I might be a little patronising here but please bear with me 🙂 because today I challenge you to think the opposite way: Allow yourself to imagine you are of opposite sexual orientation (straight – gay and the other way round) in whichever medium you prefer to explore this.
And I already apologise: As English is not my mother tongue I sometimes do not use the politically correct language. I try my best, but I also believe that it doesn’t matter how you call someone as long as you think degradingly about the person the words really don’t make a difference. But that’s another story.
I hope I do not alienate any of you as this one is quite a challenging one, but you know: You have the freedom to enrich “Love Is In Da Blog” with the topic of your choice 🙂
And now my darlings: Go, create and have lots of fun!
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